Yesterday and today were big days. Our shop welder made some steel plates and tapped & died some holes to receive the 1/2” all thread. I mortised out an area for them to go on the bottom of the top main runner. Then I glued the main runners together and let them cook over night. Today I put everything together and test fit the cannon in the carriage. Fit like a glove! I did have to notch out the elevation plate so it would sit lower. I also cut down the elevation wedge to make the c...
I am fairly new to this website, and new to the furniture making hobby, but I am not new to woodworking or power tools in general. I have been using this same table saw for over 15 years now. On July 10th 2016, I had a shop accident with the table saw. I did not have a blade guard on the saw (Never do), nor was I using push sticks or grippers or anything like that. That was my big mistake. I was ripping a piece of 4/4 cherry down to 1 5/8” pieces. On my final pass thru the ...
I thought I would start offering quick woodworking tips, and try to do them more often. Running Shepherd Tool & Supply by myself can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but I really want to share some of my experience on a larger scale. I was doing a glue-up the other day and became frustrated trying to protect the already sanded legs on a table base. The long side is about 60”, so I had trouble reaching both ends to keeps my scraps in place for pads. I managed to get it done but...
The front legs are suppose to be round. I don’t have a lath so this is how to do it by hand.
Getting the legs ruffed out.
Making a time tracking application in excel part2 Follow along with me and learn how you can make a time tracking application in excel.In this video, we will be declaring and setting public variables that will allow us to use them throughout the project. If you have not downloaded the workbook be sure to click on this dropbox link so you can follow along.`If you are not familiar with variables and variable scopes then. Be sure to check out Trever Easton’sVideo on variables here VBA ...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1751: On the Sixth Day of Christmas . . .
As most of you are going through probably the hottest time of the year, I am here in Nova Scotia humming Christmas carols to myself and working on Christmas ornaments. Things are going just as I planned. Many of you know that I have been working on a year-long project of creating no less than six sets of Lynne Andrew's "12 Days of Christmas" ornaments (you can purchase the pattern book here: Christmas Blessings Pattern Book – or come and join our Facebook page dedicat...
I don’t have any 8/4 or 12/4 to make the legs and side aprons. Online 12/4 X36 square blanks are very expensive ($40 on Rockler) plus most of them are glued up. So I decided to make them from existing 6/4 and 4/4 stock. When the changes were made, I needed roughly 20 BF of 4/4 and 20 BF of 6/4 cherry for the legs, side aprons, various stretchers, as well as the drawer fronts and the back rail. I also needed some 5/4 square walnut spindles and some 4/4 square walnut spindles. The 4/...
Today I finished up mortising the crossmember in and bored them for all thread. (Thanks for the tip tblank). I also routered a groove in the elevation platform for the elevation wedge to slide on. Then I did a dry fit of everything. I have a few other things to do on this project but I should be able to start glueing tomorrow! Elevation platform and wedge. Here I am marking the main runners for boring be taping this all thread thru my crossmember. Time to test fit! Front Rear
https://youtu.be/iDz9S17_GD0 A very basic simple solution to a pretty interesting problem.
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